The Family Room Blog

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Young People Share Their Powerful Stories With Support

Out and Up Front and FosterClub are models for how youth can speak publically about their experiences in a therapeutic, “trauma-informed” way that ensures young people’s emotional safety.

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LGBTQ Youth at High Risk of Becoming Human Trafficking Victims

LGBTQ youth are more likely than their straight counterparts to be bullied by their peers, ostracized by their communities, or fall prey to the scourge of child sex trafficking.

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Get Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

An updated HealthCare.gov and a toll-free number launch today to help make it easy for consumers to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Strategies for Strengthening At-Risk and Underserved Families

Region 4 promotes ACF’s national vision to make a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children and families.

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AdoptUSKids – An Effective Resource for Children

Today, 20,000 children from U.S. foster care previously photolisted on the AdoptUSKids website are now living with adoptive families.

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World Refugee Day 2013

The United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees to America, through resettlement from over 80 countries, including Viet Nam, countries of the former Soviet Union, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Bhutan.

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ORR Creates Safe Space for LGBT Refugees in the United States

ORR has established programs designed to ensure that LGBT refugees receive comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, and LGBT-friendly services and support.

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Partnering with LGBT families in Early Head Start and Head Start

Providers and federal staff are working to make Early Head Start and Head Start Centers more welcoming to LGBT families.

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Research on the Human Service Needs of LGBT Populations

ACF has taken steps to strengthen services for LGBT populations, who may be disproportionately at risk of poor outcomes related to health, economic security and social well-being.

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Father Figures Making a Difference

Today's fathers contribute to their children's overall development and well-being in many ways.

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